The conference agenda of the 2nd Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) has been announced, more than doubling the number of discussion topics and presentations from its inaugural edition last year.

The invitation-only event takes place on 30 October at the Congress Centre in Central London, with over 400 delegates expected to attend. The one-day meeting brings together leading international venue, festival, touring, sport and security professionals.

Highlights from the 2018 agenda include:

• Lucy D’Orsi, deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, conducts the E3S Welcome Address.

• Lord Kerslake, author of the independent enquiry into the Manchester Arena attack in 2017 presents the key findings and recommendations of his report.

• Panel sessions include ‘Protecting the Future of Live Events’, which examines what initiatives are helping develop an international safety culture, and ‘Learning Transferrable Lessons’, which considers operations from the World Cup to state visits by US presidents to learn lessons from each scenario.

• Crowd Connected’s James Cobb presents ‘Mobile Messaging in Emergency Communication’ featuring exclusive results of crowd movement data – including evacuations – gathered from festival apps, while Daniel Brunsch (University of Cologne) introduces a new approach to crisis communications, The Guardian Angels.

Other panel topics focus on flexible solutions to in-work training, while presentation topics include the threat to crowded spaces, prioritizing risk to events, integrated safety & security planning, the crowd as participatory threat sensors, working with group psychology in emergencies, trends in behavioural detection and the revolution in event incident logging.

ILMC head and E3S organiser Greg Parmley said: “This year’s agenda builds substantially on last year’s sold out event. With 20 topics announced and more to come over the coming weeks, E3S sits in the centre of where safety, security and live events intersect.”

E3S is produced in close collaboration with the MOM Consultancy, the European Arenas Association (EAA), the UK’s National Arenas Association (NAA) and Association of Event Venues (AEV), with input from leading live event security companies, theatre and festival organisations.

The full agenda, and further event information can be viewed online at